Time for some truth.
It should come as no big surprise to anyone that the events of this past year have taken a huge toll on me as well as Tom. Depression is a funny thing. Not funny haha, but funny strange. You know logically what you need to do to help (eat healthy, exercise, etc), but your depression makes it hard, if not impossible to make yourself do it. The holidays are always a struggle for me anyway and this year it's been even harder. I've been too overwhelmed and depressed to do much of anything and well, quite frankly, I'm sick of it. So it's a new year and I needed to pull myself together, but I need to do it in baby steps.
So yesterday I came up with "Five things I"ll do today". I'll make a list each day of the five things I will do that day-no matter what! Now, it doesn't mean I won't do other things. But these five things will be small steps towards a healthier life and a step out of depression.
One of those things will be that I will do a devotional every single day and spend time with God every single day. I have prayed a lot over the last year, but the truth is I haven't spent a lot of time WITH God.
The second daily thing I will do is some kind of planned movement. Remember I'm starting small so I will see success so for today, that thing is to walk the dog up and down the street. The other part of this is that I have a new fitness tracker and I am setting a goal to have 5000 steps a day this week. That isn't much, but it's more than I have been doing. Remember, small steps.
The third daily thing will be something to do with taxes and paperwork. With all the things going on in our life last spring (Tom being sick, Tom being diagnosed with cancer, starting treatments, etc), I didn't get our taxes done until October. And we owed 1000's. So now we are making monthly payments on that and part of that agreement is that we will file and pay our taxes on time this year. So I have to stay on top of it.
The other two things will be something around the house or in my training business that I need to work on. I'll still have my daily to-do list that I make and will hopefully get lots more done each day. BUT my baby step for year is to do make sure these five things are done daily. Hopefully this will lead to bigger and stronger steps towards a healthier and happier me.